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Almost everyone interested in puppetry has also had at least a minimal contact with Toy Theaters. Many of you own one, usually a memento of a trip to England (perhaps to Denmark or Germany). Several of you have tried your hand at making the theater and assembling the players. A smaller number of you have gone as far as performing to the small audiences that the Toy Theater is best prepared to address.

After several demonstrations, workshops, and performances over the last few years a "Toy Theater Informal Underground Coordinating Committee" (I cant make an acronym out of it) has unanimously decided that it time to address the question --- is there enough interest to support a more organized manner for Toy Theater enthusiasts to get news about what's happening and to exchange ideas? Like a newsletter??

Consequently, this "Volume 00" is not so much of a "newsletter" as it is what used to be called a "fishing expedition". No brilliantly written articles, no enlightening how-to-do-it; mainly some Toy Theater trivia and an attempt to find out what you are interested in. If all goes well and we get enough returns of the questionnaire, you will receive a more "formal" newsletter this autumn.

BOB BURNS

 

TOY THEATER TRIVIA 

1. As seen at Bosworth, looking for a horse. He is soon to be replaced by the first 
of the Tudors. He is ________ from Pollock's reprint of________ 
  2. No, this isn't Lady Macbeth. From Italy, her head covering is unique, 
and she runs around with a band of Brigands. She is________ 
3. One of Timour's lieutenants; his loyalty to his boss is somewhat ambiguous. 
He is ________ in the play ________ 
 
  4. This is ________ from the final scene of the play of the same name. He is about 
to do away with his wife, ________ , who has been falsely accused of infidelity. 
 
(Answers on page 4) 

 
 

QUESTIONNAIRE

 
1. Do you own a Toy Theater.?   ________
2. What kind? 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

-Pollocks 

-Everett 

-English Toy Theatre 

-Dukketeater 

-Pellerin (Epinal) 

-Other

 

 ________

 ________ 

 ________ 

 ________ 

 ________ 

 ________

 

3. Are you a - 
 
 
 
 
 

 

- Collector? (as prints or paper ephemera?) 

- Model builder? (build stages, sets, etc?) 

- Producer ? (characters, sets, scenery?) 

- Performer? (perform Toy Theater?)

 

 ________ 

 ________ 

 ________ 

 ________

 

4. Interests - 
 
 
 

 

- Use in teaching? 

- Workshops? 

- Who's doing what? where? when? 

 

 ________ 

 ________ 

 ________

 

 

WHAT NEXT?

If you are interested in receiving more information and/or a copy of the planned newsletter, I have to hear from you. Please answer the questions on page 3 and send them to: 
Bob Burns 
Toy Theater News 
3602 47th Ave. NE 
Seattle, WA 98105
The first issue of the newsletter is currently planned for November. I will not be in Seattle during summer and early autumn. But please don't wait until November to let me know of your interest as well as any items you might want to communicate. 

P.S. It would be helpful if you would send a SASE for mailing the newsletter. 

TRIVIA:  1. Richard, Richard the Third.  2. Maria Grazie (in The Brigand) 
        3. Bermeddin, Timour the Tartar   4. Othello, Desdemona 
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